I have a bit of a love hate relationship with wasabi, but I do have a love love relationship with chocolate, so when Dove recently released a range of chocolates with unusual fillings I was both looking forward to and dreading the wasabi chocolate at the same time. This time around Dove went for individual chocolates instead of a bar.
I’ve had a few instances where I took too much wasabi and it blew my head off, which is why I usually don’t bother putting any on my sushi, let alone my chocolates, but I threw caution in the wind and had a go anyway. It turns out bitter chocolate and sharp wasabi is a great combination, just like the chili chocolate from Mexico. You could taste the wasabi, and it did carry a punch, but not exactly a sharp right hook. Not only was the heat level bearable, I actually rather enjoyed this flavor combination.
Fear Factor – 5 / Taste Test – 8